Who is Monica from 'Love Is Blind' season 4? She's stirring the pot in 'After the Altar'

Monica from 'Love Is Blind' might not have found love in the pods, but she did reemerge to tell her side of the story...

Monica from Love is Blind season 4 After the Altar
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Remember Monica from Love Is Blind season 4? Neither do we.

Before Jackie and Josh became a thing—and after her chaotic breakup with Marshall—Josh had made a lifetime commitment to someone else: Monica. Though things did not pan out well between the two, she did apparently have a strong connection with Jackie and other girls from the experiment. She attempts to rekindle things with her pod squad in After the Altar, but will she be successful?

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*Warning: Love Is Blind: After the Altar season 4 spoilers ahead*

Who is Monica from 'Love Is Blind' season 4?

In Love Is Blind: After the Altar season 4, we not only catch up with the Love is Blind season 4 couples, but everybody who entered the experiment. (Heck, even Micah's friend Shelby made a comeback, and we're not entirely sure why.) This means that pod squad members who didn't find love throughout the experiment, like Amber, joined our crew for a friendly flag football match. But people were on the defensive during the post-game get-together at a local restaurant. 

Monica, a teacher with a M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction, was one of the contestants on the show whose happily-ever-after, albeit one that was cut short, was not shown. It's not until After The Altar that we get a glimpse into her brief engagement to Josh—one in which she declares, "I'm engaged to a lunatic"—and attempts to rebuild the super-close connection she had with Jackie, one we never really knew about until this point. 

So, what happens when all members of the pod squad are under the same roof? Hint: nothing good.

monica from love is blind season 4 talking to jackie and josh at a restaurant

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All about Monica's sit-down with Jackie and Josh

Though Jackie initially decides to bolt upon learning Monica would be joining the festivities, she stays at the event and even talks with her former friend one-on-one.

"I'm not exactly sure where we went wrong or what I did," Monica revealed to Jackie, who insisted Josh was mad about the "messiness" she revealed to blogs about her brief engagement, though she had yet to name her former fiancé. Just when we thought the conversation was getting to a positive place, Jackie brings in Josh at Monica's request, and things take a turn, particularly when he accuses his ex-fiancée of "clout chasing."

"I don't know how you deal with this man every single day of your life," Monica tells Jackie. "He's a 6-year-old. I really don't know how you deal with this."

Needless to say, this did not go over well, and it looks like not only love, but friendship was lost in the pods. At one point, Jackie does leave the restaurant to get some air. 

In a confessional, she said: "Sometimes you have to throw in the towel and say, 'This ain't good for me.' 'This isn't helping me grow.' 'This isn't good for anything I want to accomplish in my life. And that's it.'"

Well, looks like Monica's return was short and not-so-sweet. As for the rest of the pod squad? It looks like things are going well, but you'll have to tune in to see for yourself.

Love Is Blind: After the Altar season 4 hits Netflix on Friday, September 1. 

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

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